April 24, 2019
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In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
SFA MEETING on April 30. Rosary at 6:30pm followed by the business meeting and the Science Fair. You will have the opportunity to see the many subjects on which the students have been working diligently. Parents of 4th and 5th graders, this is an opportunity to get a good idea about what is coming up for your child. Science fair projects are required in 6th and 7th and optional in 8th. These projects help students take on a long-term project with significant guidance and goals along the way. They also apply the scientific method, write a paper on their topic and communicate their findings visually and verbally, all monumental accomplishments in the educational process. At this meeting we will also have SFA elections for next year. Thanks so much to the Hodges for their service over the last three years. Monica and Dan Oldenburg will be voted in as the new 2nd VP for a three-year term. Aaron Wiegert will also be voted in for a second term as treasurer. We are blessed by the service of so many capable parents on SFA and in our school. I thank God for you and your willingness to serve here.
SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES are needed for the annual event on Tuesday, April 30. Judging will be from 12:30-4:00pm in Bishop Vasa Hall. Pizza, snacks and water will be provided in case you miss lunch to help us. If you are able to help, please contact Chris Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-730-2276. This is a great opportunity to help students to gain practical life skills, as well as build their knowledge of science. If you are a first-time judge, you are welcome! Most projects are judged by two judges, so if you are new you can be teamed with those who have been at this a long time.
MAY CROWNING is Wednesday, May 1 at the 8:15am Mass and is a lovely celebration of Mary. Each child in grades PK-8 may bring a flower for Mary on this day. The children will process into church with their flowers which will be placed in front of the Mary statue. Second graders will wear their First Holy Communion outfits, and the 8th graders will dress in their graduation apparel. (Eighth grade girls are allowed to wear a little makeup this day, should you choose, for the graduation class picture which is taken after Mass) The 2nd graders will change out of their outfits after Mass. Parent helpers are welcome. The 8th graders may change or they may choose to wear their dress clothes for the day.
FALL REGISTRATION All families need to register returning students for the 2019-29 school year by going to https://www.saintpeterslincoln.com/registration--tuition.html and using the “Snapcode” (unique for each returning student) which is found in the letter you received some time ago. Directions at the website will lead you through the process. The process is very slow due to the servers on their end. The PowerSchool Registration Support Team can be contacted at 866-434-6276, or by visiting the Help Desk for further assistance. If you have a new PK or K student, register them in the “New Student Registration” section.
BAND PARENTS The Spring Concert for all band students in grades 5-8 will be Wed., May 1, at 7:00pm in the Pius High School gym. Band students are to wear their school uniform for the concert. The rehearsal will be at Pius in the gym on Tuesday, April 30 from 7-7:45pm for 5th graders, and from 7:45-8:30pm for 6-7-8th graders.
CK SISTERS Outdoor Spring Workday – Sat., May 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m. We will be planting our vegetable garden, planting shrubs and cleaning up flower beds as well as cutting down trees. Helpful items to bring include gloves, pruning shears, clippers, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pickups, chain saws and energy! Children are also welcome! Mark your calendars now and contact Sister Mary Angela at email@example.com if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park. Click on Workday for flyer.
CHESS TOURNAMENT The school will be hosting its annual chess tournament beginning Monday, May 6 It is open to all students in grades 5-8. Registration forms are available from Mr. Smith and must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian and homeroom teacher. Games will be played during normal recess/lunch periods, so please be aware that students will miss their normal recess to play in the tournament. There will be a 5th/6th grade flight and a 7th/8th grade flight with the winner of each flight playing for the school championship.
SUMMER HAIRCUT? If your children get a summer cut before school is out please keep our school policy in mind “to avoid extremes”. Typical issues this time of year involve carving in the hair, or Mohawk-type cuts on boys, and artificial color on girls. See page 18 of the handbook on our website for the full policy.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will host a fundraiser night to benefit St. Peter’s on Wednesday, May 8, 5:00-9:00pm, at the 2711 So. 48th Street location. Watch for more details!
Scrip News Scrip sales from April 15-21 (no sales over Easter vacation) were $6,360 with a profit of $220.
E-Scrip is sent home on the 1st and 16th of the month. To sign up or make changes to your order, please contact Scrip Coordinator Bridget Paseka at 402-480-5463or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrip Volunteers for April 27/28 Masses: 4:00pm Karen Post, 8:00am Pam Boyle, 9:30am Angie Schafers, 11:00am Andrea Ulrich. Thank you.
SERVICE HOUR SHEETS are due May 15 for all students in grades 1-8.
BIKE HELMETS All bike riders must wear helmets when riding bikes to school.
PARISH EQUIPMENT With the increased use of the parish facilities for parish-related functions and the need for equipment on site, it was decided that parish property, such as tables, chairs, etc., will not be allowed to leave the church grounds.
KEYBOARDING MADNESS During March-April, 16 “teams” of teachers, staff, and students from grades 4-8 participated in a friendly contest of one-minute timed writings. The Consolation Champions are “The Superlatives” . The Champions “Miracle Whipped” consisted of Mr. Van Dyke, Mr. Hartwick, Katelyn R., Olivia J., Tyne, Ruth, Ian N., Allison, Isabella H., Grace A., Abby T., Brayden, Luis, Mollie, Nataly, and Elise C. Congratulations! The fastest individual student times from all rounds of the tournament were from Julia D. our fastest student typist with 78 words per minute, followed by Whitney, Aubrey and Alex O. Thank you to Mrs. Noble for compiling all of the data and to everyone who participated.
FATHER/DAUGHTER DAY on Sat. May 11, 8:30-4:00pm for girls ages 6-11 years old at St. Peter’s (new location!). Spend the day playing games, making crafts, learning about your Faith, and having fun with your dad and the Sisters! Cost is $5 per girl and $10 per dad. Bring a sack lunch. RSVP by Wed. May 1 to Justin Johnson at JustinEricJohnson@gmail.com or text 402-580-7888.
REMINDER – 6th GR PARENTS Students entering 7th grade are required to have a physical exam and be up to date on immunizations. This can be done up to six months prior to the start of school. Please turn in a copy of the physical and a complete list of immunizations from your provider to the school office by July 26.
1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES website is up and running. This is a convenient way to purchase your back-to-school supplies. Just click on www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com to get started!
TOTUS TUUS will be held June 3-7 for incoming Grades 1-8, and June 2-6 for incoming Grades 9-12. Registration is now open. Click on Totus Tuus for the information sheet and to print the registration form(s).
DENNIS UNIFORM summer sales event will be Sunday and Monday, July 14-15, at John XXIII Center. Click on Uniforms for a flyer with all the details.
USED UNIFORM sale will be in Vasa Hall on Sunday, July 14, with used uniform drop-off on July 13.
LINCOLN MOMs will meet Sat., May 4 at 8:30am for a "Give-Back Social." Attendees are encouraged to "give back" by making a monetary contribution to Catholic Social Services' Flood Relief Fund. Also planned is a fun activity for those who attend. MOMs is a group of Catholic mothers searching for fellowship, hope, and joy in our ever-changing vocation. Monthly meetings are held every first Saturday, 8:30-10:30am at Gianna’s Java & Gelato’s Guadalupe Center located at 2241 O Street. Contact us at email@example.com or www.facebook.com/lincolnmothersonamission
8th GRADE BAND STUDENTS Joining Pius X Band Band Camp will be held July 24-26 and July 29-August 2. As in years past, there will be a morning session and an evening session (except for July 24-25). On those two days, band camp will be held from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Band camp is a required part of band. It is such an important time and in many ways will define our whole marching season. Please contact Mr. Wilhelm at Jared.Wilhelm@piusx.net if a problem or conflict arises. –Mr. Jared Wilhelm, Pius X Band Director
SUMMER SOLUTIONS The deadline for ordering your Summer Solutions books is Sunday, 4-28-19. To order, go to www.summersolutions.net and enter our school code PET68516. This code expires on 4-28-19. Your books will be delivered to school and sent home before summer vacation begins. Order by May 1, and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini!
PIUS SOFTBALL CAMP registration forms are available in our school office. Please stop by to pick one up. This summer camp is for students in Grades 4-12, and registration is due by 5-24-19.
RECYCLED PAPER AND ENVELOPES If your place of work has paper or envelopes they no longer use, we would be most grateful to put them to good use here. Thank you.
LAST CHANCE All items in the lost and found box not claimed by Thurs. May 23 will be donated to CSS.
FOOD COLLECTION Please remember to bring food on Fridays for Catholic Social Services.